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Travel musings – Dehradun

Just like the Buddhist lion roars

We can also roar away the blues that Monday brings!

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Travel musings – Dehradun

Let not the fear of a depressing Monday get you down. 

If you are not living for the weekend, then Mondays are beautiful too!

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Travel photography – Kareri Lake Trek

It is a dangerous business Frodo, going out your door, you step onto the road and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off.

– Bilbo Baggins, #lotr

Well trekking for the Kareri Lake was definitely dangerous. 

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Travel photography – Laitlum Canyon

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and our willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point of pretending that nothing has happened or we are not yet ready. 

The challenge will not wait, life does not look back. A week is more than enough time to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. – The Devil & Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

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Swad Desh Videsh Ka, Sector 47, Gurgaon

Dhokla Papdi with Seenghdana Pesto: This appetiser is the best of three worlds – the spongy Dhokla, the crunchy Papdi and the lovely pungency of pesto sauce – each and every is a volcano of flavours.

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Mini Idli with Desi Ghee and Gunpowder Masala: Soft boiled mini idlis are always good, but what if they are tempered in Rai seeds and curry leaves to a crusty exterior that boasts of gunpowder? Can’t really say no to them!

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Mushroom Galouti Vol-Au-Vent: The mushroom pate has a smooth texture but let us not call it Galouti. The puff pastry is way too flaky and passable.

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Kathal Biryani with mirchi ka Salan and Raita: Biryani works for me but when it comes loaded with mellow jackfruit cubes – my my! This one was flavourful and not spicy at all!

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Chilli Garlic noodles: These lovely slurpy noodles were topped with crunchy caramelised garlic and were slightly spicy – a meal in itself!

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Jalebi with Rabri: Thin & crispy jalebis drenched in a rich creamy Rabri – could I have asked for more? Not to forget the soothing flavour and aroma of green cardamom and chopped pistachios.

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